From the Tower

From the Tower is the monthly newsletter for the Barony of Southron Gaard. Contact the Chronicler if you would like to contribute articles to an upcoming issue - always welcome! Content is due by the 25th of the month prior to the month of publication. May include:

  • a column from the Baron and Baroness
  • the Seneschal’s column
  • columns or notices from Officers
  • notices of events, classes and guild meetings
  • notices of other items of interest
  • articles
  • reviews of books, films and websites
  • Council minutes
  • SCA membership form

N.B. If you are seeking event information, the online Event Calendar is updated regularly, as required.

2017

October 2017 (884 KB PDF)
Just the basics this month: officer vacancies, events, etc.
September 2017 (1.3 MB PDF)
Feature article: new officer vacancies, council minutes, events, award recommendations explained, humoural theory pt 2 etc.
August 2017 (1.1 MB PDF)
Feature article: Baronial horoscope plus events notices, officer vacancies, July council minutes etc.
July 2017 (1.3 MB PDF)
Feature article: nice touches for event stewards plus events notices, officer vacancies, June council minutes etc.
June 2017 (1.1 MB PDF)
Feature article: try a podcast plus events notices for Yule and midwinter coronation in Cluain, officer vacancies, council minutes etc.
May 2017 (1 MB PDF)
More vacancies - we still need a seneschal, 'What I've been watching lately' by Meisterin Christian Baier plus events notices for Yule (TBC) and midwinter coronation in Cluain.
April 2017 (1 MB PDF)
More vacancies - we need a seneschal again, variety Arts and the odd Science challenge, dyeing with weld and finding period recipes, PLUS: Council minutes from March 2017.
March 2017 (1.2 MB PDF)
Officer plus special role vacancies, Baronial Anniversary, entering Arts and Sciences championship, a Humorous Theory, Council minutes from February 2017.
February 2017 (937 Kb PDF)
New location for Council Meeting, Officer vacancies still vacant, Plus recipes from Amberhearthe and the Lochac Fibre Guild to meet.
January 2017 (980 Kb PDF)
Chatelaine still needed! Capt. of Archers still needed! Canterbury Faire: book now or day trip! Plus SCA Corpora on Events, Creative Fibre's 'Entwine' conference, the word from the Tower etc.

2016

December 2016 (1.3 MB PDF)
Two officers still needed! Canterbury Faire: book now! In memoriam: The Honourable Lord Lughaid 'Cnuachd Dharaich' mac Aonghuis Dhuibh, plus calendars for the next couple of months.
November 2016 (1.3 MB PDF)
Two officers needed, information about The Crusader's Return event and Canterbury Faire, photos and information about Marco Polo's home town, a last resource of the month, plus calendars for the next couple of months.
October 2016 (1.3 MB PDF)
Reports and photos from the Custard Revel, information about Hororata Highland games demo, The Crusader's Return event and Canterbury Faire, another resource of the month, plus calendars for the next couple of months.
September 2016 (1.3 MB PDF)
Event information for Custard Revel, the Tournament season and Canterbury Faire, resource of the month, plus calendars for the next couple of months.
August 2016 (1.2 MB PDF)
Event information for Arts and Sciences, the Winter Tournament season and Canterbury Faire, plus calendars for the next couple of months.
July 2016 (1 MB PDF)
Event information for Collegium and the Winter Tournament season, resource of the month is back, plus calendars for the next couple of months.
June 2016 (968 KB PDF)
Includes an article about Chivalry and the medieval archer plus calendars for the next couple of months.
May 2016 (1 MB PDF)
Includes event information Fimbulwinter, two new officer vacancies, & calendars for the next couple of months plus a recipe a Lombardy Custard.
April 2016 (1.2 MB PDF)
Includes event information for the 20/50 Baronial Anniversary, officer vacancies, & calendars for the next couple of months plus a recipe for the Countess of Kent's Spice Cake.
March 2016 (977 KB PDF)
Includes event information for the 20/50 Baronial Anniversary, officer vacancies, & calendars for the next couple of months plus articles about target archery safety and nalbinding.
February 2016 (938 KB PDF)
Includes event information for the 20/50 Baronial Anniversary, officer vacancies, & calendars for the next couple of months.
January 2016 (908 KB PDF)
Includes event information 12th Night at Canterbury Faire and Baronial Anniversary, officer vacancies, calendars for the next couple of months and a pair of featured resources.

2015

December 2015 (1.1MB PDF)
Includes event information for Games Day and 12th Night at Canterbury Faire, calendars for the next couple of months and another featured resource.

November 2015 (1.1MB PDF)
Includes event information for Harold's Last Hunt and 12th Night at Canterbury Faire, A&S for November and a featured resource.

Special edition - October 2015 (1.5MB PDF)
Announces the candidates, explains the polling and includes polling form for baronial succession.

October 2015 (1.5MB PDF)
Including: A&S for October & November, Wildmoor Spring Hunt (Event Info), Harold's Last Hunt (Event), 12th Night at Canterbury Faire (event), officer vacancies, minutes from August and September council meetings.

Special Edition - September 2015 (1.7MB PDF)
A special edition to document the process for nominations for the role of Baron and Baroness of Southron Gaard.

September 2015 (1.7MB PDF)
Including: Spring Thing (Event Info), Wildmoor Spring Hunt (Event Info), Norse Archery (Article), Harold's Last Hunt (Event), Harold (article), 12th Night at Canterbury Faire (event), Heraldic Submission Process Process (article), A Poem, officer vacancies

August 2015 (1.7MB PDF)
Including: Spring Thing (Event Info), Wildmoor Spring Hunt (Event Info), Spring Thing Bardic (Article), Holmgang (Article), Officer Vacancies

July 2015 (1.1MB PDF)
Including: Spring Thing (Event Info), Wildmoor Spring Hunt (Event Info), Officer Vacancies

June 2015 (0.9MB PDF)
Including:Officer Vacancies

May 2015 (1.1MB PDF)
Including: Officer Vacancies

April 2015 (1.5MB PDF)
Including: Heraldic Challenge II (Event Winners), Beating the Bounds (Event Article), Officer Vacancies

March 2015 (2.0MB PDF)
Including: Heraldic Challenge II (Event Info), Baronial Anniversary (Event Info), Photos, Painting Pennants (Article), Officer Vacancies

February 2015 (2.0MB PDF)
Including:Heraldic Challenge II (Event Info), Baronial Anniversary (Event Info), Award Info, Officer Vacancies

January 2015 (1.3MB PDF)
Including:Heraldic Challenge II (Event Info), Canterbury Faire (Event Info), Baronial Anniversary (Event Info), Award Info, Officer Vacancies

2014

December 2014 (1.3MB PDF)
Including:Heraldic Challenge II (Event Info), Canterbury Faire (Event Info), Award Info, Officer Vacancies

November 2014 (1.8MB PDF)
Including:Golden Flight (Event Info), Baroness Hunting Party (Event Info), Heraldic Challenge II (Event Info), Canterbury Faire (Event Info), Award Info, Officer Vacancies

October 2014 (2.8MB PDF)
Including:Golden Flight (Event Info), Baroness Hunting Party (Event Info), Heraldic Challenge II (Event Info), Canterbury Faire (Event Info), Fimbulwinter (Event Report), Japanese Heraldry (Article), Award Info, Officer Vacancies

September 2014 (1.7MB PDF)
Including:Golden Flight (Event Info), Baroness Hunting Party (Event Info), Heraldic Challenge II (Event Info), Canterbury Faire (Event Info), Officer Appointments (Article), Award Info, Officer Vacancies

August 2014 (2.5MB PDF)
Including:Fimbulwinter (Event Info), Golden Flight (Event Info), Heraldic Challenge II (Event Info), Yule Arrow (Event Report), Antiques Arms Faire (Event Report), Japanese Garb (Article), Award Info, Officer Vacancies

July 2014 (1.3MB PDF)
Including:Winter Collegium (Event Info), Fimbulwinter (Event Info), Golden Flight (Event Info), ANZAC Day (Event Report), Award Info, Officer Vacancies

June 2014 (1MB PDF)
Including:Yule (Event Info), Yule Arrow (Event Info), Yule Quill (Event Info), Winter Collegium (Event Info), Officer Vacancies

May 2014 (1MB PDF)
Including:Yule (Event Info), Winter Collegium (Event Info), Q&A Aunt Agonie (Entertainment), Officer Vacancies

April 2014 (1.1MB PDF)
Including:Yule (Event Info), Baronial Anniversary (Awards and Officer changes), Officer Vacancies

March 2014 (2.6MB PDF)
Including:Baronial Anniversary (Event Info), Twelfth Night (Awards), Kingdom and Baronial Awards, Canterbury Faire Photos, Officer Vacancies

January 2014 (1.9MB PDF)
Including:Twelfth Night (Event Info), Baronial Heraldic Challenge (Competition), Canterbury Faire (Event Info), 16th Century English War Arrows (Article) Officer Vacancies

2013

December 2013 (2.3MB PDF)
Including:Christmas Feast (Event Info), Revel of St. Nickolas (Event Info), Twelfth Night (Event Info), Baronial Heraldic Challenge (Competition), Canterbury Faire (Event Info), 16th Century English War Arrows (Article) Officer Vacancies

November 2013 (1.5MB PDF)
Including:Spring Picnic (Event Info), Summer Tournies (Event Info), Golden Flight IV (Event Info), Baronial Heraldic Challenge (Competition), Canterbury Faire (Event Info), Colleguim (Event Report), Officer Vacancies

October 2013 (1.1MB PDF)
Including:Colleguim (Event Info), A&P Demo (Info), Canterbury Tales (Event Info), Golden Flight IV (Event Info), Canterbury Faire (Event Info), Officer Vacancies

September 2013 (0.7MB PDF)
Including:Letter Endings (Article), Officer Vacancies

August 2013 (1.5MB PDF)
Including:Yule Archery Tourney (Event Report), Antique Arms Faire (Article), Officer Vacancies

July 2013 (1.3MB PDF)
Including:Fletching Register, Antonio Hall, Yule Archery Tourney, Yule Quill (Competition)

May 2013 (0.9MB PDF)
Including:Midwinter Camp, Yule Quill (Competition)

April 2013 (1.3MB PDF)
Including:Baronial Anniversary, Yule Quill (Competition)

March 2013 (1.5MB PDF)
Including: Canterbury Faire Awards, Baronial Anniversary (Event Information), Baronial Heraldic Challenge (Competition)

January 2013 (0.9MB PDF)
Including: Fire Safety at Canterbury Faire, Notice of Retraction, Things to Do at Canterbury Faire (Event Information)

2012

DECEMBER 2012 (0.9MB PDF)
NOVEMBER 2012 (1.1MB PDF)
OCTOBER 2012 (1.5MB PDF)
SEPTEMBER 2012 (2.0MB PDF)
AUGUST 2012 (1.2MB PDF)
JULY 2012 (1.8MB PDF)
JUNE 2012 (1.3MB PDF)
MAY 2012 (2.2MB PDF)
APRIL 2012 (1.6MB PDF)
MARCH 2012 (1.3MB PDF)
FEBRUARY 2012 (2.1MB PDF)
JANUARY 2012 (1.5MB PDF)

2011

DECEMBER 2011 (2.0MB PDF)
NOVEMBER 2011 (1.6MB PDF)
OCTOBER 2011 (1.8MB PDF)
SEPTEMBER 2011 (1.6MB PDF)
AUGUST 2011 (3.5MB PDF)
JULY 2011 (1.9MB PDF)
JUNE 2011 (977KB PDF)
MAY 2011 (977KB PDF)
APRIL 2011 (1.5MB PDF)
FEBRUARY 2011 (1.5MB PDF)
JANUARY 2011 (2.4MB PDF)

2010

DECEMBER 2010 (1.2MB PDF)
NOVEMBER 2010 (2MB PDF)
OCTOBER 2010 (1.2MB PDF)
SEPTEMBER 2010 (1.7MB PDF)
AUGUST 2010 (1.2MB PDF)
JULY 2010 (2.1MB PDF)
JUNE 2010 (828KB PDF)
MAY 2010 (1.6MB PDF)
APRIL 2010 (870KB PDF)
MARCH 2010 (1.2MB PDF)
FEBRUARY 2010 (1.3MB PDF)
JANUARY 2010 (1.1MB PDF)

2009

DECEMBER 2009 (1.3MB PDF)
NOVEMBER 2009 (2.1MB PDF)
OCTOBER 2009 (1.4MB PDF)
SEPTEMBER 2009 (1.5MB PDF)
AUGUST 2009 (738KB PDF)
JULY 2009 (915KB PDF)
JUNE 2009 (1.1MB PDF)
MAY 2009 (1.4MB PDF)
APRIL 2009 (637KB PDF)
MARCH 2009 (2.1MB PDF)
FEBRUARY 2009 (974KB PDF)
JANUARY 2009 (2.1MB PDF)

2008

DECEMBER 2008 (1.1MB PDF)
NOVEMBER 2008 (2.1MB PDF)
Baronial Succession Issue (500KB PDF)
OCTOBER 2008 (1.7MB PDF)
SEPTEMBER 2008 (1MB PDF)
AUGUST 2008 (1MB PDF)
JULY 2008 (1.1MB PDF)
JUNE 2008 (1.2MB PDF)
MAY 2008 (786KB PDF)
APRIL 2008 (900KB PDF)
MARCH 2008 (1.0MB PDF)
FEBRUARY 2008 (1.8MB PDF)
JANUARY 2008 (1.4MB PDF)

2007

Note: no December 2007, pending change of Chronicler
NOVEMBER 2007 (1.8MB PDF)
OCTOBER 2007 (1.8MB PDF)
SEPTEMBER 2007 (1.8MB PDF)
AUGUST 2007 (1.6MB PDF)
JULY 2007 (2.1MB PDF)
JUNE 2007 (1.8MB PDF)
MAY 2007 (1.7MB PDF)
APRIL 2007 (1.7MB PDF)
MARCH 2007 (2.2MB PDF)
FEBRUARY 2007 (1.5MB PDF)
JANUARY 2007 (1.4MB PDF)

2006

DECEMBER 2006 (1.2MB PDF)
NOVEMBER 2006 (2.1MB PDF)
OCTOBER 2006 (1.2MB PDF)
SEPTEMBER 2006 (830KB PDF)
AUGUST 2006 (900KB PDF)
JULY 2006 (700KB PDF)
JUNE 2006 (1.5MB PDF)
MAY 2006 (830KB PDF)
APRIL 2006 (1.9MB PDF)
MARCH 2006 (1.8MB PDF)
FEBRUARY 2006 (1.3MB PDF)
JANUARY 2006 (1.3MB PDF)

2005

DECEMBER 2005 (1.3MB PDF)
NOVEMBER 2005 (1.7MB PDF)
OCTOBER 2005 (1.7MB PDF)
SEPTEMBER 2005 (2.3MB PDF)
AUGUST 2005 (1.2MB PDF)
JULY 2005 (1.1MB PDF)
JUNE 2005 (1.6MB PDF)
MAY 2005 (1.4MB PDF)
APRIL 2005 (1.3MB PDF)
MARCH 2005 (1.9MB PDF)
FEBRUARY 2005 (1.6MB PDF)
JANUARY 2005 (1.1MB PDF)